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Village of Takoma Park
Helping neighbors age in community
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Upcoming Events
 
NEWS:

Our latest newsletter (July-Sept) is out!

Click here to read it.  
 
Register now for our next event -- a field trip to the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site on August 29!  Click here here for more info and to register.

Did you miss the Writing Life Stories workshop in July?  
Presenter Barbara Rosenblatt (Village member, author and teacher) shared a handout that may help you get started.  And self-published memoir writer Sue Bray shared one on self publishing.  Click here for Writing Life Stories.  Click here for notes on self publishing.

AND -- Ms. Rosenblatt will be offering an 8-week course on "Writing Life Stories" starting Wednesday, September 6, through the Takoma Park Recreation Department.  

Time: Wednesdays, September 6 - October 25,  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Place: Takoma Park Community Center Rose Room
Cost:  Resident: $125 / Non-resident: $145 

Sign up online at https://takomaparkmd.gov/government/recreation/classes-and-programs 
or in person at the TP Recreation Department. Registration opens Aug. 15 for residents; Aug. 22 for non-residents.

Questions?  Call Barbara Rosenblatt at 301-920-1196.




Welcome



Need a ride to go shopping or to the doctor?  Are chores that were once easy becoming challenging?  Would you like to help neighbors facing these challenges?

Welcome to the Village of Takoma Park, an all-volunteer grass roots, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization of neighbors helping neighbors.

Research shows that the majority of  Americans prefer to stay in their homes and communities in spite of age or disability. The goal of the Village of Takoma Park is to provide intergenerational support to seniors and persons with disabilities who wish to live actively in the Takoma Park community.

Though independent of both the City of Takoma Park and Montgomery County, the Village helps to promote and facilitate access to information about County and City services, and collaborates with the City and County in their efforts to serve residents aged 55+ as well as disabled residents of all ages, connecting them with resources, services and programs.

Services (some free to all residents; some requiring membership) currently being either offered or promoted by the Village include transportation through the VillageRides program, friendly visits, monthly information ("Aging Well") sessions, "senior stroll" (walking partners), special support groups, and we are piloting an errands service and a small home repairs service.

Many individual neighborhoods 
within Takoma Park have their own informal groups providing mutual support and community-building activities.  The Village of Takoma Park builds upon their successes and invites their residents to join the larger Village.




 

Membership in the Village of Takoma Park is open to all residents of Takoma Park, MD,

for dues of $10 per year.

For frequently asked questions (and their answers), click here.